Here Come the Waves to Kick Off 5th SFIAF


The San Francisco International Animation Festival has set the lineup for its fifth edition, set for Nov. 11-14, and will spotlight such films as Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a film inspired by the music of The Decemberists, and Mai Mai Miracle from Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi.

“SFIAF explores the many forms of animation as both an artistic practice and a mode of production,” said programmer Sean Uyehara. “Each year it’s exciting to discover and present a range of work from established artists such as anime director Sunao Katabuchi and this year’s Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award recipient Don Hertzfeldt to works by emerging talents such as Brent Green and Skye Thorstensen to the unique work of the innovative duo Semiconductor.”

Here Come the Waves — directed by Peter Sluszka, Julia Pott, Guilherme Marcondes and Santa Maria — is the opening-night film of the festival, which also will feature plenty of short film programs, as well as the North American premiere of Jackboots on Whitehall and Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then.

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